About Pukulan Cimande Pusaka Sanders
Pukulan Cimande Pusaka Sanders is a dynamic art that utilizes the entire body, its joints, muscles tendons and every portion of our body to collect and propel energy into the moves and strikes. We have not fallen into the stiff, dead body, fast hands model sometimes seen in others expression of Pencak Silat. Nor have we the smooth unchanging flow of pure dance that lacks power and combat usefulness, and can also be timed by experienced opponents. Our unique manner of moving with “off timing” (see the Eleven Principles of PCPS) additionally short circuits the reactions in the opponents brain, elicits the fear of uncertainty and creates a space in which we can slip in our counters. The training we provide in this manner of moving and the specific delivery system of Sera Depok Jurus puts Pukulan Cimande Pusaka Sanders into a usable training model and highly effective and devastating combative use.
Every component part of Pukulan Cimande Pusaka Sanders is vital to the other and if you remove one the foundation crumbles. Listed below are the main elements of our style.
The Pendekar Mama Seated Jurus
From the Pendekar Mama Seated Jurus the student learns the correct use of the arms and hands, how to make a fist and how to hit while parrying. The Mama Seated Jurus develop speed, timing, the use of the “indirect vision” while facing incoming blows. Also the Mama Seated Jurus develop the “heart, or guts” not to run or shy away from an aggressive opponent in your face. After learning these maneuvers seated they are then performed standing with our unique manner of moving in PCPS.
13 Kicking Jurus
The “Principle of Destruction” is the heart of our Kicking Jurus application in combat and it is the central idea of Pukulan Cimande Pusaka Sanders. The Kicking Jurus are aimed at removing the attacker’s appendages from being able to strike you or chase after you. With this in mind everything is aimed at disabling the attacker’s base, namely his ankles, shins and knee joints. Kicking our opponents with this goal can sometimes also mean the destruction of the opponent’s balance, which will lead to their inability to throw blows at us. For instance in an upright fighter the feet must always correspond to be in a triangular position. One foot on the apex, the other on the far comer (this creates balance on the third point and is also the space that one can fire blows out of with a degree of balance). By striking the opponent in such a manner that disrupts this triangular base, his balance is destroyed making it possible to drop him to the ground finishing him off by a deliberate hard impact into the floor. It must be emphasized in our Kicking Jurus that the take down is not the main goal but the “Destruction of the legs and base” by crushing the attacker with overwhelming strikes.
15 Sera Depok Jurus
This is the glue that holds it all Pukulan Cimande Pusaka Sanders system together. The Sera Depok Jurus are not elementary standing static Jurus. They open the mind of the practitioner, they teach space, off timing, off balancing, redirection and misdirection. The energy power streams of the body are developed. The legs are strengthened and the low, medium and high stance is utilized. Once understood the Sera Depok Jurus compose 15 equations that the practitioner can use as a “play book” to bait the opponent whenever they want. They are disguised with the Bunga (Dance) and explode in and out of it. The better you get at the Sera Depok Jurus the more these open up deepening layers of secrets to you. All of the physical and internal elements of the animals appear and disappear in these Jurus. The main inner energy is of the Snake (Ular) and the main outward physical manifestation is of the Monkey (Monyet) which of course mimics all of the other animals it sees. The Sera Depok Jurus are the core, beginning and end, of all we do in Pukulan Cimande Pusaka Sanders.
Unlike many modern Pencak Silat systems, Pukulan Cimande Pusaka Sanders utilizes many animals inside its training. They are the Monkey (Monyet), Tiger (Pamacan, Harimau), Crane (Bangau, Blekok), Snake (Ular, Sawa), and Dragon (Naga). Each animal is also associated with various elements found in nature. With each animal PCPS practitioners learn how each animal can be broken down and utilized for various ranges and styles of fighting. One can see how they are connected and part of the inner spirit and physical movements of Sera Depok Jurus. As students recognize each animal within the Jurus, they become a veil, a disguise that you move in and out of preparing at all times to use a equation learned from the Jurus to end a fight. Whether it works or not it quickly vanishes into an animal mannerism. This is the great advantage of the Mas Jud animistic influence over more mainstream Cimande and other Silat styles where the animal mannerisms have been removed or watered down. These other Silat styles will never be as combatively effective and will look stiff and robotic in comparison. The Naga is a internal system that develops from the synthesis of all the animals, the seated and kicking Juru exercises and the Sera Depok Jurus.
The 12th Principle or the Thread
Here in lies the Golden elixir. The “thread or 12th Principle” of the Naga fusing all this art together in the practitioner. The essential vital core of Pukulan Cimande Pusaka Sanders Silat. The combination of all the above training components is the key to how we move and this special manner of movement congeals all the PCPS art into something found nowhere else in the world.